Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bellagio Sipping Chocolate

It's taken me a while to get to this entry because I'm still reveling in the wonderful memories that the Bellagio Sipping Chocolate have provided me. I've seen it in stores (first in Gelson's...then in other random fancy supermarkets), and I've even bought it for friends as gifts, but I had never tried it until fate brought me face to face with a Bellagio sample station at the LA Food Expo.

They served it in shot glasses, and that was the perfect amount. It is thicker, richer, and smoother than instant hot chocolate. Imagine taking a high quality chocolate bar and mixing it with (a small amount of) cream/milk/whatever you prefer. I'm craving it again. Since it was self-service, I should've gone back for more!

Oh well...I guess I'll settle for buying it and making it for myself at home :)
Bellagio Sipping Chocolate is available in four flavors - chocolate, mint, cherry and caramel.

Enjoy! :) If you don't like it, send it my way and I'll enjoy it for you!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Voss Competition

Shocker. I know. I was surprised too. Voss now has competition, and it goes by the name Natura. I must say that it's delicious water with a snazzy bottle.
I tasted the still variety at the Food Expo, but I have no idea where to find it here. If you find it, drop me a line and let me know how to find it!

Hot Pockets Recall

For those of you who like to partake of Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pockets, be careful! There may be sharp pieces of red plastic mixed into your pizza pocket...and you might not recognize them on first glance cuz they might blend in with the sauce and pepperoni. Nestle (the company that makes the beloved Hot Pocket) is recalling a specific batch produced on June 5, 2008.

More details here.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Stars Galore

The new cast of Dancing with the Stars was announced this morning...
I'm expecting that a lot of guys will be watching this season. I'll save you some time and not make you look the list up.

Lance Bass (formerly of NSync)
Rocco DiSpirito (that's CHEF Rocco DiSpirito to you!)
Maurice Greene (Olympian - track)
Jeffrey Ross (comedian)
Ted McGinley (Jefferson from "Married with Children")
Cody Linley (from "Hannah Montana")
Warren Sapp (former NFL player)

Susan Lucci (from "All My Children")
Kim Kardashian (really?)
Misty May-Treanor (Olympian - beach vball)
Toni Braxton (who had to cancel a recent concert because of chest pains)
Cloris Leachman (actress)

And the kicker for you boys...

Brooke Burke

So join me in watching Season 7 of 'Dancing with the Stars' won't you? :)
Mark it on your calendars - Monday, September 22, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Western Food Expo

Ohyeah...this hungry monkey has a pass to the Western Food Expo this weekend! Whoohoo - so awesome. I'll be eating all weekend, but hakuna matata. We'll take lots of pictures to show you exactly what this feeding conference is all about...all the new food products that will likely show up in your local restaurants over the next year!

Check it out here if you'd like...
I'm off to eat! :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tic Tac Chill Pill

Tic Tacs just got supersized - in the form of Tic Tac Chill. They're much bigger than a regular Tic Tac, but still smaller than a piece of gum (not a stick of of those pieces that come in the foil packages, you know?). I tried them and they are CHILL indeed! And the package is awesome too. You can dispense them like regular Tic Tacs, but you can also slide the front panel over so you can serve them up to people with big fingers too! :)

Friday, August 08, 2008


I was never actually able to get myself to join the UGG fad. The closest I got was an UGG purse that my mom gave me...and I think it's still sitting in my closest awaiting its first use. Well, I thought that this UGG fad was over and done with, but I was wrong. Today, I received a notification that there are new UGGs that I should be aware of and possibly purchase. You ready for them?

Yep, that boot that you see is the new SHINY UGG. Available in gold and silver - space boots are [back] in, baby! Just in time for your trip to the moon! Or to the mall. Or to work. Where do people wear UGGs again? :)

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Disney Song Lyrics

Hey - all you Disney soundtrack buffs - you may think that you know the words to these cleverly written songs....but did you know that there are deleted lyrics to Disney songs?

Actually, I am not sure if they're real...hahahah....